The study investigated the origins of the ability to recognize faces despite rotations in depth. Four experiments are reported that tested, using the habituation technique, whether 1-to-3-day-old infants are able to recognize the invariant aspects of a face over changes in viewpoint. Newborns failed to recognize facial perceptual invariances between profile and full-face poses (Experiment 1), and profile and 3/4 poses (Experiment 3). Conversely, newborns recognized the identity of a face through full-face and 3/4 poses (Experiment 2). This result cannot be explained as a consequence of newborns’ inability to discriminate between the full-face and 3/4 points of view (Experiment 4). Overall, evidence was provided that newborns are able to derive a representation of an unfamiliar face that is resilient to a certain degree of rotation in depth, from full-face to 3/4 and vice versa.

Turati, C., Bulf, H., Simion, F. (2008). Newborns’ face recognition over changes in viewpoint. COGNITION, 106(3), 1300-1321 [10.1016/j.cognition.2007.06.005].

Newborns’ face recognition over changes in viewpoint

TURATI, CHIARA;BULF, HERMANN SERGIO;
2008

Abstract

The study investigated the origins of the ability to recognize faces despite rotations in depth. Four experiments are reported that tested, using the habituation technique, whether 1-to-3-day-old infants are able to recognize the invariant aspects of a face over changes in viewpoint. Newborns failed to recognize facial perceptual invariances between profile and full-face poses (Experiment 1), and profile and 3/4 poses (Experiment 3). Conversely, newborns recognized the identity of a face through full-face and 3/4 poses (Experiment 2). This result cannot be explained as a consequence of newborns’ inability to discriminate between the full-face and 3/4 points of view (Experiment 4). Overall, evidence was provided that newborns are able to derive a representation of an unfamiliar face that is resilient to a certain degree of rotation in depth, from full-face to 3/4 and vice versa.
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face recognition, infant, perceptual invariance, infant and face recognition, face processing
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Turati, C., Bulf, H., Simion, F. (2008). Newborns’ face recognition over changes in viewpoint. COGNITION, 106(3), 1300-1321 [10.1016/j.cognition.2007.06.005].
Turati, C; Bulf, H; Simion, F
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